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Re: Setting up prvate public keys for ssh

Simo Kauppi <swk <at> nic.fi> writes:

> On Fri, Dec 02, 2005 at 07:02:47PM -0500, Amish Rughoonundon wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I have been trying to use sftp with cuteFTP 7.1 Pro. I set it up with SFTP 
> > using SSH2 on port 22. I have also set the public and private keys. I want 
> > to use this since for some reason when I use only username and password and 
> > try to download multiple files, it asks me for the password continuously 
> > for some reason. After setting up the public and private keys, if I try to 
> > connect to the sshd on the debian machine it refuses to connect:
> > 
> > I did "ssh-keygen -t rsa" in my ~ directory
> > I made sure the files "id_rsa.pub" and "id_rsa" were there in ~/.ssh/
> > I also checked that the sshd_config file contains the lines:
> > "RSAAuthentication yes"
> > "PubkeyAuthentication yes"
> > 
> > and I manually copied the content of the public key file on my windows 
> > machine into the file "~/.ssh/authorized_keys2"
> > 
> > and it still did not work. On a side note, does sshd print anything to log 
> > files. If yes where is the log file located. Thanks a bunch.
> > Amish 
> In my configuration the sshd uses the syslog facility and you can get
> more verbose output into the /var/log/syslog, if you set the LogLevel to

And correcting myself... The log file is of course /var/log/auth.log by default.

> Simo

Also make sure that the file permissions are correct:
~$ chmod 600 .ssh/authorized_keys

#this is needed if you have not disabled StrictModes in the /etc/ssh/sshd_config
~$ chmod go-w $HOME $HOME/.ssh


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